Moorthy, J Narasimha and Venkatesana, Kailasam (1991) Stereospecific photodimerization of coumarins in crystalline inclusion complexes. Molecular and crystal structure of 1:2 complex of (S,S)-(-)-1,6-bis(o-chlorophenyl)-1,6-diphenyl-hexa-2,4-diyne-1,6-diol and coumarin. In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, 56 (24). pp. 6957-6960.
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Proximity of molecules is a crucial factor in many solid- state photochemical processes.'S2 The biomolecular photodimerization reactions in the solid state depend on the relative geometry of reactant molecules in the crystal lattice with center-to-center distance of nearest neighbor double bonds of the order of ca. 4 A. This fact emanates from the incisive studies of Schmidt and Cohen.2 One of the two approaches to achieve this distance requirement is the so-called "Crystal-Engineering" of structures, which essentially involves the introduction of certain functional groups that display in-plane interstacking interactions (Cl...Cl, C-He-0, etc.) in the crystal The chloro group is by far the most successful in promoting the /3- packing m ~ d e ,th~o,u~gh recent studies have shown its limitations? Another approach involves the use of constrained media in which the reactants could hopefully be aligned.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||30 Dec 2009 10:38|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:51|
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